March 16 in San Antonio history…

1892
The commissioners have resolved to give the proposed San Antonio court of appeals free courtrooms and a $25,000 law library from the people of Bexar.

1960
Six downtown stores and a city-wide drugstore integrate lunch counters and cafeterias.  These are:  Woolworth’s, Kress, Neisner’s, Green’s, McCrory Variety Stores and Sommers Drug stores.

1992
With its giant teeth and cutting wheels grinding a hole 27 feet wide, a 620-ton boring machine roared through the final 16 feet of shale today to complete the San Antonio River Tunnel.  When the inlet shaft near Josephine Street and the outlet shaft near Lone Star Brewery are finished in May 1993, the tunnel will be capable of saving downtown San Antonio from a so-called 100-year flood by routing floodwaters beneath the city.

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